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Cities support Salt Lake County transit tax, clearing way for it to take effect, fund transit projects

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:01pm

Two Salt Lake County communities announced they're supporting a tax hike that'd support transportation projects across the county, allowing the tax to take effect.

Each Utahn uses an average of 242 gallons of water per day

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:38pm

A committee of Utah lawmakers had a sneak peek at a new tool the state is using to better inform residents of their community's water use and who provides those supplies. The 2015 water data is contained in a new online portal with extensive data.

Utah House members say president backs bill that would resolve family separations at border

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:32pm

Utah Rep. John Curtis said he had a chance to tell President Donald Trump at the end of his meeting with House Republicans Tuesday that Utahns want immigrant families to be able to stay together at the border.

Teen accused of rape, attempted murder of Sandy jogger bound over for trial

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:05pm

A teen accused of raping and attempting to kill a 50-year-old woman out jogging in a Sandy park was bound over for trial Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for the case.

Utah State to open first chocolate factory

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:31pm

Sweet tooth fans of northern Utah, rejoice, Utah State University is opening a craft chocolate factory on its campus this July.

Council won't override veto of controversial development near Herriman

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:00pm

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams' veto of the controversial, nearly 8,800-unit housing development near Herriman will stand.

West Valley man charged with manslaughter in death of his grandpa

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:28pm

A West Valley man was charged Tuesday with violently pushing his elderly grandfather to the ground — almost by jumping on top of him — and causing a fatal head injury.

$500K for a national title? A look at UVU hoops coach Mark Pope's new contract

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:16pm

Utah Valley University announced it signed men's basketball head coach Mark Pope to a six-year extension on June 7. However, details of the deal weren't released until Monday.

Utah lawmakers cautiously optimistic over Emery lands proposal

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:42pm

A committee of Utah lawmakers is cautiously optimistic over an Emery County legislation by Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, that creates 577,000 acres of wilderness, expands Goblin Valley State Park and establishes a 383,000 acre national conservation area,

Bountiful man in critical condition after shooting in Kearns; shooter still at large

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:27pm

A Bountiful man is in critical condition after he was shot while picking up another man in Kearns Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Layton man hit toddler in face, charges state

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:34pm

A Layton man was accused Tuesday of hitting a toddler in the face.

Barricaded man in custody following domestic dispute

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:27pm

A person is in custody after police said they briefly barricaded themselves from police who had responded to a domestic dispute Tuesday afternoon.

3-year-old boy in serious condition after falling out of window in Herriman

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:24pm

A 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after falling from the fourth floor of an apartment in Herriman Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Romney spends nearly 5 times as much as Kennedy on US Senate campaign

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:02pm

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney has spent nearly $2 million on his Republican primary election campaign, about five times that of his opponent Mike Kennedy.

Charges: Midvale man sexually abused girls in exchange for treats

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:39pm

A Midvale man was charged with 12 felonies on Tuesday for allegedly offering money and treats to two young girls in exchange for sex acts.

5 family-friendly water-filled hikes in Utah Valley

J'nel Wright, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:02pm

If your hiking experience won't feel complete without a giant splash at the end, these five hikes in the Utah Valley canyons are sure to be a blast for hikers of all ages and skill levels. So, take a hike! And don't forget your towel.

Body of missing Logan swimmer recovered

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:57pm

Officials found the body of a swimmer who disappeared near Newton Reservoir dam Saturday.

Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after off-road crash in Washington County injures 2

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:45pm

Deputies arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence after his off-highway vehicle rolled in Washington County Monday, seriously injuring two passengers.

Motorcyclist dies 3 days after crash with SUV in South Salt Lake

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:02pm

A 23-year-old motorcyclist died Tuesday after colliding with an SUV in South Salt Lake Saturday, officials said.

Herbert approves spending plan for VW settlement money

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:45am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday approved a spending plan for the $35 million the state received in the Volkswagen settlement. Utah will purchase cleaner government-owned trucks and buses, and expand the electric vehicle charging network.